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Advantages of the Canon SX700 HS

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
922k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
360 shots vs 270 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8.5 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 3.8x
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64x more zoom
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX700 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/1600s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon SD870 IS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the SD870 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Size
Slightly smaller
93×59×26 mm vs 113×66×35 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Weight
Slightly lighter
205 g vs 269 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1" vs 1.4"
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Around 30% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              SX700 HS1.4"
              SD870 IS1"
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX700 HS3,200 ISO
              SD870 IS1,600 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX700 HS8.5 fps
              SD870 IS1.3 fps
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SX700 HS1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              SD870 IS1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              SX700 HS9.7 MP
              SD870 IS8 MP

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